Oklahoma Court – Residents can sue Oil Companies for Earthquake damage

The door is now open for homeowners in a state racked by earthquakes to pursue oil and gas companies for temblor-related damage. But why? Why would the court allow people to pursue damages by Earthquakes against Oil companies? Fracking. The government in Oklahoma must have realized and got a lot of complaints. Sometimes you cant stop the truth.

It is the first time the court has specifically addressed whether plaintiffs could sue for damage that experts believe is typically caused by massive amounts of wastewater generated by oil and gas drilling ” often involving hydraulic fracturing, or fracking ” that are ultimately injected into underground disposal reservoirs near fault zones. In the past, the state typically had just one or two quakes of magnitude 3.0 or higher per year. But during a boom in fracking over the past decade, the number has steadily and sharply risen, to 585 last year, more than in any other state except Alaska. This year, Oklahoma is on a pace for 1,100 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or higher. Source: NYTimes